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Replacing Lens in DA2013

post #1 of 25
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Since Razer decided to not lift a finger to fix the Lift-off-Distance 'feature' in this mouse, in sheer desperation I am pondering if it would be possible to replace the lens in the DA2013.

So, this is a question for the experts (I'm looking at you, Bullveyr and Skylit wink.gif)

Do you think I can take the lens from an old DA 3.5 and pop it into my DA2013?
I'm sure it can be done physically. But will the mouse even track? I'm sure I'd be looking at a entirely different CPI count, should the swap be successful. But I can live with that, as long as the CPI doesn't drop under 1000.

What I'm hoping to achieve is higher lift-off-distance. (the way the mouse is now, I simply cannot play with it)
The DA 3.5 does have higher LoD. I'm hoping the lens-swap would give my DA2013 higher LoD.

Am I a total fool for even thinking of attempting this?

Reason I ask before just going ahead and doing it is because I have to sacrifice the two mouse feet in order to open up the mouse. And I don't have any replacements handy.
post #2 of 25
I don't know if it's even going to gfit, but try it.
post #3 of 25
I think it's more about LED intensity than the lens properties you should be looking into. Anyway, LOD feature on my mouse is definitely working, but only when the calibration is turned on (read: Synapse is "on") and a mousepad is selected (or if custom preset is created). LOD ranges from ~0.5mm to ~1.5mm on SS 4HD for "1" and "10" accordingly. Without calibration it's about 2-2.5mm.
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by granitov View Post

I think it's more about LED intensity than the lens properties you should be looking into.

So you think I should replace the little lamp inside? That could be quite a bit trickier...

I did a lens swap on my Zowie AM. Made a HUGE difference in LoD.
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by vss vintorez View Post

I don't know if it's even going to gfit, but try it.

If its a case of it being too small, then I'm screwed.
But if its too big, I have Dremel tools. No problem.
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by dontspamme View Post

If its a case of it being too small, then I'm screwed.
But if its too big, I have Dremel tools. No problem.

I'm not a big fan of destroying the plastic adn then the lenst will wobble and everything is going to look ****ty. But it's your choice, I reeally don't get what people want nnow, they have the low lod DA and they're still unhappy, then buy the high lod one.
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by vss vintorez View Post

I'm not a big fan of destroying the plastic adn then the lenst will wobble and everything is going to look ****ty. But it's your choice, I reeally don't get what people want nnow, they have the low lod DA and they're still unhappy, then buy the high lod one.

Surface related, though it's a matter adaptation.

Higher lift off isn't really an issue if you're used to the limitations.... Infact after playing with a DA3.5G left for almost a year, using a mouse like the AM is a bit annoying. Same goes for the Sensei set to the lowest possible setting ( though raising it back to default helped quite a bit).


@ OP: I'm not exactly sure if the anything was changed in terms of Avago spec'd hardware, though I have a rather good Idea of how their system works. You might be better off waiting for a FW update.

Zowie's situation is completely different.
Edited by Skylit - 2/14/13 at 11:51am
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Skylit View Post

@ OP: I'm not exactly sure if the anything was changed in terms of Avago spec'd hardware, though I have a rather good Idea of how their system works. You might be better off waiting for a FW update.

I'm not sure I understand what you are saying.

You think the mouse will still track if I pop in my lens from the DA3.5? And do you think there might be a difference in LoD?

Waiting for FW upgrade... I do not plan on living til I'm 850 years old. smile.gif
I'm not counting on Razer doing anything about this at all.
post #9 of 25
I'm not sure if they're any significant change to that specific hardware. I doubt it will if it did work.
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Skylit View Post

I'm not sure if they're any significant change to that specific hardware. I doubt it will if it did work.

OK, thanks.

I won't butcher my DA2013 [for now].
I will put it in my little mouse graveyard I have in my cupboard here. puke.gif
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